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The Network recently held its fall cycle of the 2020-21 INVENT Kickstarter Awards. Following an independent review process, two studies have been awarded with $20,000 (CAD) Kickstarter awards.

Award Winners

  • Dr. Frederikus Klok of the Dutch Thrombosis Network Network has been awarded $20,000 (CAD) to facilitate the expansion of the RHEA study in the TRIP Network in collaboration with Prof. Walter Ageno at Varese University Hospital in Varese, Italy. RHEA is a prospective study to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of MRDTI (Magnetic resonance direct thrombus imaging )for acute and chronic splanchnic vein thrombosis and to assess interobserver agreement of expert readers.
  • Prof. Saskia Middeldorp of the Dutch Thrombosis Network Network has been awarded $20,000 (CAD) to facilitate the development of three new recruitment sites for the MEDEA Study in the INViTE Network in collaboration with Prof. Fionnuala Ní Áinle.  MEDEA is a randomized controlled trial assessing heavy menstrual bleeding in premenopausal women treated with direct oral anticoagulants. 

In total, the Kickstarter awards will involve collaboration among three INVENT National VTE Networks with the aim of helping investigator-initiated studies complete recruitment in a more timely manner. Conducting clinical research in multiple countries offers the advantages of faster participant recruitment and study completion, and greater generalizability of results.

About INVENT Kickstarter Awards

The Network and its partners have established the INVENT Kickstarter Awards to provide funding to support international study expansion of INVENT Endorsed Studies. These funds are intended to help Principal Investigators of academic studies endorsed by the network to initiate new international sites at INVENT-member countries. 

The goal is to support international collaboration by providing funding to enable start-up activities that are not covered by the primary funding for the study.

The next award cycle will be in Spring 2021.  Stay tuned!


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